Historic Newspapers Collection, Nineteenth – Mid-Twentieth Centuries
The Brooklyn Historical Society possesses a vast collection of historic newspapers published in the metropolitan New York area during the greater part of the nineteenth century and the early-to-mid-twentieth century, with the latest represented decade being the 1960s. The entire collection is available to researchers on microfilm only. The link below provides a full listing of the newspapers included in the collection, as well as each newspaper’s place of publication and the year(s) for which it is available. As researchers will note, some newspapers are available in their full run, while others are only available for certain date ranges.
This collection is an excellent resource for researching historic events and individuals, of both local and national prominence, as they were depicted in the city’s regular news sources. The collection also offers valuable insight into the print culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Finally, the collection may also be of use to genealogy researchers. For one of the newspapers, the Long Island Star, the library has a card index file to marriage and death notices posted in the newspaper between the years 1809 and 1845.